Must-See #1 – John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

For those of you that have not been to the Florida Keys you may not be familiar with the green and white mile markers (MM) seen alongside the Overseas Highway. These mile markers are used like street addresses and let you know how far you are from Key West. It is believed that Henry Flagler started these mile signs back in 1912 by posting each mile alongside his railroad that ran from Jacksonville to Key West. Since then, they have worked so well that no one has gotten lost, at least none that we know of.

 MM118 – Enter Key Largo, the closest key to the mainland.

  1. MM102.6 – Stop in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a national marine sanctuary & the nation’s first underwater park. Go snorkeling/diving to see the underwater Statue of Christ of the Abyss, a famous bronze statue that stands among the coral formations in Key Largo Dry Rocks reef in 25’ of water or take in Molasses Reef where you will see a variety of reef fish and coral heads. (Companies such as Reef Roamer Snorkel or Quicksilver Catamaran at MM100 can help supply you with gear and transportation)

 Stay tuned for stops in Islamorada coming up tomorrow.

What are some of your favorite stops in Key Largo, Florida?

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